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March 26, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
James Harrison would "welcome" a phone call from the Pittsburgh Steelers to discuss a possible return to the team that released the former defensive player of the year after the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on a more salary-cap-friendly contract earlier this month. That's what Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, told ESPN on Monday, a proclamation that probably had something to do with Elvis Dumervil signing with the Baltimore Ravens, the one team that had shown interest in Harrison, earlier in the day. The five-time Pro Bowler has, in fact, been contacted by his former team ... but it wasn't to reopen contract talks.
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April 19, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam pledged to continue running his family's business - and NFL team - amid a federal investigation into fraud within his company. Haslam said Friday he has no plans to step aside as president of Pilot Flying J despite federal authorities alleging he was aware of a widespread scheme to defraud customers of the truck stop chain. According to court documents, sales team members said Haslam was aware that employees withheld diesel price rebates and discounts from Pilot customers to boost the company's profits and sales commissions.
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March 9, 2013 | Wire reports
James Harrison's snarling tenacity made the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker one of the NFL's most intimidating players for nearly a decade. Big hits - some legal, some not so much - also turned the outspoken five-time Pro Bowler into focal point for a league-wide crackdown on helmet-to-helmet contact. Harrison's outlaw image made him beloved in Pittsburgh but reviled elsewhere. His onerous contract, however, no longer worked for a team with serious salary cap issues. The Steelers released the former defensive player of the year on Saturday when the two sides could not agree on a more cap-friendly deal.
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March 26, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
James Harrison would "welcome" a phone call from the Pittsburgh Steelers to discuss a possible return to the team that released the former defensive player of the year after the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on a more salary-cap-friendly contract earlier this month. That's what Harrison's agent, Bill Parise, told ESPN on Monday, a proclamation that probably had something to do with Elvis Dumervil signing with the Baltimore Ravens, the one team that had shown interest in Harrison, earlier in the day. The five-time Pro Bowler has, in fact, been contacted by his former team ... but it wasn't to reopen contract talks.
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December 13, 2011 | Staff and wire eports
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has carved out a niche as one of the NFL's most feared defenders over the last five years by straddling the line between clean and dirty play. After one dangerous hit too many, the league apparently has seen enough. The NFL suspended Harrison for one game following his helmet-to-facemask hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy last Thursday, making Harrison the first player to miss game time as a penalty under the league's revamped policy on such collisions.
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January 31, 2009 | Jamison Hensley
The tag -- "Rhein Fire, No. 53, Harrison" -- is no longer on his game-day duffel bag because it has deteriorated. The emotional baggage, well, that remains with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. Cut three times by the Steelers and once by the Ravens, Harrison plays with a mean streak, taking out his years of frustration with every hit on the quarterback.
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December 18, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The Pittsburgh Steelers would like to move from wild-card leader to the top-seeded team in the AFC during the NFL's final weeks. Take away quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker James Harrison on Monday night at NFC West-leading San Francisco, and that pursuit gets more difficult. Roethlisberger was kept out of full practices last week after spraining his left ankle in a 14-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 8, and Coach Mike Tomlin said the quarterback with two Super Bowl rings is "day-to-day" with the pain.
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October 12, 2009
Key: Ben Roethlisberger passed for three touchdowns and James Harrison had three sacks and forced a fumble. The Lions drove to the Steelers' 21 before three sacks and an incompletion ended the threat as black-and-gold-clad road fans cheered wildly. Steelers said: "That worked in our favor. Those offensive linemen couldn't hear the snap count, so they had to watch the ball just like we do." -- LaMarr Woodley Lions said: "I still think we have a good ballclub here, but a good ballclub will look at a situation like this and use it to find a way to start winning these games."
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October 20, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Pittsburgh (2-3) at Cincinnati (3-3) Time: 5:15 p.m. TV: Channel 4 Story line: History supports Pittsburgh in this AFC North contest (Steelers have won four straight and nine of 11 in the rivalry.). Things are different this season, however. The Steelers are reeling with injuries to safety Troy Polamalu, running back Rashard Mendenhall and linebacker James Harrison, plus they re coming off a loss at weak Tennessee. The Bengals have lost two straight and don't possess much of a run game.
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October 21, 2010 | Wire reports
Wide receiver Vincent Jackson will report to the San Diego Chargers next week and sign his contract tender, his agent said Thursday. By reporting Oct. 29, Jackson will be able to serve a three-game, team-imposed suspension on the roster exempt list, then play in the final six games to accrue his sixth season toward unrestricted free agency. Jackson and agent Neil Schwartz said earlier this fall that the receiver probably wouldn't play this season. "With the landscape of labor uncertainty, we wanted to create, at this point in time, certainty," Schwartz told the Associated Press on Thursday.
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March 9, 2013 | Wire reports
James Harrison's snarling tenacity made the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker one of the NFL's most intimidating players for nearly a decade. Big hits - some legal, some not so much - also turned the outspoken five-time Pro Bowler into focal point for a league-wide crackdown on helmet-to-helmet contact. Harrison's outlaw image made him beloved in Pittsburgh but reviled elsewhere. His onerous contract, however, no longer worked for a team with serious salary cap issues. The Steelers released the former defensive player of the year on Saturday when the two sides could not agree on a more cap-friendly deal.
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October 20, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Pittsburgh (2-3) at Cincinnati (3-3) Time: 5:15 p.m. TV: Channel 4 Story line: History supports Pittsburgh in this AFC North contest (Steelers have won four straight and nine of 11 in the rivalry.). Things are different this season, however. The Steelers are reeling with injuries to safety Troy Polamalu, running back Rashard Mendenhall and linebacker James Harrison, plus they re coming off a loss at weak Tennessee. The Bengals have lost two straight and don't possess much of a run game.
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October 6, 2012 | Sam Farmer
The Pittsburgh Steelers, typically the NFL's premier run-stopping team, are tied for 14th in that category this season. They're tied for 29th in sacks with five. Through three games - a win over the New York Jets sandwiched by losses to Denver and Oakland - the signature Steelers defense has looked occasionally stout but more often has shown its age. Seven Pittsburgh starters are in their 30s. So, with the Steel Curtain hurtin', has legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau lost his touch?
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August 28, 2012 | Wire reports
Less than two weeks before the start of the regular season, Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace reported to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday. The 26-year-old restricted free agent will play under the one-year, $2.7-million tender offered by the Steelers and hope something lengthier is worked out before the regular season begins next week. As a rule the Steelers don't negotiate contracts during the season. Wallace, who caught a career-high 72 passes for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns last season, remains optimistic an agreement can be reached sometime before Pittsburgh faces Denver on Sept.
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August 15, 2012 | Wire reports
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison underwent left knee surgery on Wednesday, clouding his chances of returning in time for the start of the regular season. Coach Mike Tomlin called the procedure minor but wouldn't put a timetable on when Harrison will be ready. The four-time Pro Bowl selection and 2008 NFL defensive player of the year will remain on the physically unable to perform list indefinitely. The knee limited Harrison during organized team activities in May, but Tomlin dismissed the idea that Harrison could have undergone the surgery during the spring and simply put it off. "We address things as they arise," Tomlin said.
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December 18, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The Pittsburgh Steelers would like to move from wild-card leader to the top-seeded team in the AFC during the NFL's final weeks. Take away quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker James Harrison on Monday night at NFC West-leading San Francisco, and that pursuit gets more difficult. Roethlisberger was kept out of full practices last week after spraining his left ankle in a 14-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 8, and Coach Mike Tomlin said the quarterback with two Super Bowl rings is "day-to-day" with the pain.
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October 6, 2012 | Sam Farmer
The Pittsburgh Steelers, typically the NFL's premier run-stopping team, are tied for 14th in that category this season. They're tied for 29th in sacks with five. Through three games - a win over the New York Jets sandwiched by losses to Denver and Oakland - the signature Steelers defense has looked occasionally stout but more often has shown its age. Seven Pittsburgh starters are in their 30s. So, with the Steel Curtain hurtin', has legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau lost his touch?
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April 14, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
James Harrison isn't one of the NFL's biggest bargains any longer. The Pittsburgh Steelers' outside linebacker reached terms Monday on a $51.75-million, six-year contract that will make him the second-highest-paid player in franchise history. The contract, set to be announced today, will pay the NFL defensive player of the year a guaranteed $20 million -- more than any other player in team history except Ben Roethlisberger.
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December 13, 2011 | Staff and wire eports
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has carved out a niche as one of the NFL's most feared defenders over the last five years by straddling the line between clean and dirty play. After one dangerous hit too many, the league apparently has seen enough. The NFL suspended Harrison for one game following his helmet-to-facemask hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy last Thursday, making Harrison the first player to miss game time as a penalty under the league's revamped policy on such collisions.
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February 1, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
He made the most spectacular defensive play in Super Bowl history, as well as the most notorious hits of this NFL season. Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison prefers to look at both of those things the same way ? yesterday's news. Asked Tuesday about his 100-yard interception return in Super Bowl XLIII against Arizona, Harrison brushed it off. "That was then," he said. "This is a totally different year. " And it's a season in which he's been a little lighter in the wallet, as he was fined a league-high $125,000 for helmet-to-helmet hits ?
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